Issue Date: February 20, 2012
Natureworks Teams Up With BioAmber
The biobased chemical companies NatureWorks and BioAmber have formed a joint venture to bring new biobased polymer composites to the market. NatureWorks, a Cargill subsidiary, is the largest producer of the biobased polymer polylactic acid (PLA). BioAmber is building plants to make biobased succinic acid, with which it plans to produce polybutylene succinate (PBS), another biobased polymer. Called AmberWorks, the joint venture will manufacture PLA/PBS compounds for applications that existing biobased polymers can’t address, the partners say.
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